Real Estate Division

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Opportunities for AIC Members

The Real Estate Division offers several options for Appraisal Institute of Canada members who are seeking continuing professional development opportunities. All of the programs and courses listed below are "guaranteed credits" for AIC's Continuing Professional Development Program.

  • Professional Development Courses 
    The Real Estate Division offers a series of Professional Development courses aimed at satisfying real estate practitioners' continuing education needs. The courses are offered through distance education on a self-paced schedule, in "bite-sized" lessons on specialized topics. For more information, please visit the professional development courses webpage.
  • Advanced Studies in Real Estate 
    UBC's Advanced Studies in Real Estate program offers advanced real estate practitioners an opportunity to return for further study in specialized real estate topics (e.g., property development, appraisal, assessment, or management). The program is primarily aimed at graduates of UBC's Diploma in Urban Land Economics or equivalent programs such as the AIC education program, who wish to advance their studies into additional areas of expertise. For more information, please visit the Advanced Studies in Real Estate webpage.

Stand-alone UBC courses for AIC CPD credit

Courses in the Appraisal Institute of Canada's Distance Education Program can be taken as stand-alone courses for CPD purposes. Each course counts for 12 credit hours. For CPD purposes, students are required to successfully complete all of the assignment questions and project sections contained in any course, but they are NOT required to write the final examination (successful completion means a minimum 60% average grade, based on the overall grade weighting regularly applied in the course). Since there is no examination requirement students do not receive University credit for their course. In addition, students are not subject to admission requirements including the UBC Admission Fee and the high school transcript submission requirement. The tuition for UBC courses taken for CPD purposes is the same as that for the regular offering of that course. Students must request access to a BUSI course for CPD only purposes at the time of course registration. Please see the tuition and additional Fees section for details.


To register for a CPD course please visit CPD Course Registration. To register for a BUSI course for CPD credit purposes only, please Contact Us before registering.

Receiving Credit

Students completing BUSI courses for CPD credit can upload these credits to AIC automatically from their Program Plan page.  Students completing CPD courses can choose at the time of registration to have the course credits uploaded to AIC automatically.  Students may also wish to keep a printed record of successful course completion for up to five years, in the event of a CPD audit by the AIC.  Your Course History web page can provide proof of successful course completion, as Grade Letters and Certificates of Completion can be downloaded from that page.  In addition, a printout of your Course History web page may also meet the proof of completion requirement.

For more information on the AIC CPD program, AIC members can view AIC continuing professional development guidelines and policies (link for members only) or contact your provincial AIC office.

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